When the dentist is peering inside of your mouth during an exam, do you ever wonder exactly what it is that they are seeing? With the help of our modern intraoral camera, we can give our Addison patients a truly unique tour of their current oral health. During your exam, we’ll keep you informed in ways that weren’t possible before. Once we’ve captured multiple photos of your mouth, we’ll display them in a nearby monitor for later use. This makes it easy to discuss any relevant findings and provide potential recommendations for treatment.
It’s a fact that the human eye can only see so much, and in dentistry there’s no exception. For example, it can’t see through tooth enamel or gum tissue. If a problem develops in these areas, digital X-rays can play a major role in making examination and diagnosis faster, more efficient, safer, and more comprehensive. We no longer need to use a darkroom or dangerous chemicals just to collect X-rays. Instead, we capture high-resolution images for immediate viewing, magnify and color-code them for clarity, and even reduce radiation exposure by up to 80 percent compared to previous methods.
Do you struggle to get through the day because of chronic jaw pain or headaches? You may have to consider that TMJ disorder is present. The TMJ refers to the temporomandibular joints, which connect the jaw to the skull. When the muscles surrounding these joints are dysfunctional, it can actually mess up your entire oral system and throw it off-balance. The good news is the dentists at Addison Family Dentistry can provide dedicated therapy in the form of a custom oral appliance and/or bite adjustment, giving you long-term relief.
The gums are a very sensitive part of your mouth, which is why our dentists prioritize your comfort and try to conserve as much natural gum tissue as possible. Through a focused beam, we can not only remove harmful bacteria from your gums, but we can safely remove damaged sections of tissue. Overall, laser dentistry ensures notable benefits for your oral health and reduces unpleasant post-op side effects, such as bleeding or swelling. We can accelerate the healing process, especially when compared to using scalpels or other metal instruments to perform treatment.